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National Summary

Today

Staying dry in most areas this evening with a little hazy sunshine, but generally cloudy. Outbreaks of rain in the south will spread gradually northwards later this evening and tonight.

Tonight

Tonight will be overcast. It'll begin dry in in the north and east, but outbreaks of rain will develop widely as the night goes on, along with low cloud and mist. The rain will be light and intermittent generally, but a few heavier outbreaks may occur in the east. A mild humid night. Lowest temperatures 9 to 12 degrees.

Tomorrow

Tomorrow Monday will be mostly cloudy again. Any lingering drizzle or light rain mainly in Ulster will die out, and it'll brighten up with some hazy sunny breaks. The afternoon and evening will be dry apart from isolated showers - these mainly over the midlands and east. It'll feel warm, with just light variable breezes. Highest temperatures 16 to 20 degrees.

Outlook

Headline : Changeable and unsettled weather for the rest of the week, with some rain at times, but good dry intervals also and rainfall amounts are expected to be well below normal in most areas. Monday night: Mainly dry at first, with clear spells and light southwesterly breezes. Min. 8 to 10 Celsius. Outbreaks of rain will develop in Atlantic coastal counties, spreading eastwards overnight an during Tuesday morning, but becoming more patchy.Tuesday: Patchy rain and drizzle at first, but brighter conditions will extend from the Atlantic during the morning and early afternoon. Most areas will become dry, but a few isolated showers may develop. Max. 15 to 20 Celsius, coolest in Atlantic coastal areas, in light mainly westerly breezes. On Tuesday night, cloud, with patchy rain and drizzle, will extend from the south and it will become mild and humid.Wednesday: Mostly dry, with some bright or sunny spells, mainly in eastern areas, but cloudy in many parts, with a little patchy drizzle or light rain, most likely on Atlantic coasts. Max. temperatures 17 to 20 Celsius, in light to moderate southerly breezes. Thursday: Outbreaks of rain and drizzle will become persistent for a time in Atlantic coastal counties, spread eastwards across the country, but tending to fizzle out with very small amounts, if any, in parts of the south and east. Mild and humid. Max. 17 to 20 Celsius, in moderate southerly winds, fresh along northwest coasts. Friday and weekend: Early indications suggest that it will become cooler and fresher, with mixed weather.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

North-Northeast, 7 Knots, Cloudy, 26 Miles, 1019, Falling slowly

Dublin Airport

East-Northeast, 9 Knots, Cloudy, 21 Miles, 1018, Falling slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

East-Northeast, 14 Knots, Wave ht:0.7 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1017, Falling slowly

Roches Point Automatic

East, 7 Knots, Light rain, 6 Miles, 1017, Falling slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

East, 13 Knots, Cloudy, 24 Miles, 1016, Falling slowly

Valentia Automatic

West, 7 Knots, Cloudy, 24 Miles, 1016, Falling slowly

Mace Head Automatic

West, 11 Knots, Fair, 15 Miles, 1017, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

Northeast, 8 Knots, Fair, 18 Miles, 1018, Falling slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

East-Northeast, 4 Knots, Wave ht:0.5 m, 1018, Falling slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

East, 11 Knots, Wave ht: 1.1 m, 1016, Falling slowly

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

East-Northeast, 4 Knots, Wave height not available, 1019, Falling slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

South-Southeast, 11 Knots, Wave ht: 1.2 m, 1016, Falling slowly

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0500 Friday 12 May 2017 Issued at 0500 Thursday 11 May 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0300: A light, variable airflow covers Ireland as high pressure declines over central Europe. A shallow depression will approach the southeast coast today.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Slyne Head to Rossan Pt to Belfast Lough

Wind: Mainly southerly force 3 or less, becoming variable or northerly this evening and becoming variable tonight.

Weather: Fair this morning, showers developing in the south this afternoon, extending northwards and becoming more widespread tonight.

Visibility: Good, decreasing moderate or poor in showers.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Belfast Lough to Wicklow Head to Mizen Head and for the Irish Sea

Wind: North to northeast force 3 or less, becoming variable tonight.

Weather: Fair this morning, showers developing in the south this afternoon, extending northwards and becoming more widespread tonight.

Visibility: Good, decreasing moderate or poor in showers.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen head to Loop Head to Slyne Head

Wind: Northerly force 3 or less, veering northwesterly force 2 to 4 this afternoon, decreasing force 2 or 3 later this evening, continuing the same overnight.

Weather: Fair this morning, showers developing in the south this afternoon, extending northwards and becoming more widespread tonight.

Visibility: Good, decreasing moderate or poor in showers.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0500 Saturday 13 May 2017: Generally light to moderate variable winds, Scattered showers, some heavy.

Weather Warnings

National Warning

Widespread rain with the risk of heavy and thundery downpours for a time on Saturday which may lead to accumulations of 20-30mm.

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